History Creator / DavidLetterman

25th Oct '16 8:09:29 PM nombretomado
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''' GeorgeTakei narrated "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceek_6A-UWs Chris Elliot: Television Miracle]]".

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''' GeorgeTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei narrated "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceek_6A-UWs Chris Elliot: Television Miracle]]".
10th Oct '16 12:11:12 PM themisterfree
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** Dave also hosted a disastrous GameShow pilot called "The Riddlers". The pilot has been shown on GSN, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHJDu-hPhDo and here]] you can see him talk with [=Michael McKean=] about it.

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** Dave also hosted a disastrous GameShow pilot from Creator/BobStewart called "The Riddlers". ''The Riddlers'' (which was a reworking of Stewart's earlier ''Series/{{Jackpot}}''). The pilot has been shown on GSN, Creator/{{GSN}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHJDu-hPhDo and here]] you can see him talk with [=Michael McKean=] about it.
12th Sep '16 5:02:45 PM Aquila89
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.

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'''David Michael Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
30th Aug '16 6:51:30 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Combining his ''Late Night'' (NBC) and ''Late Show'' (CBS) runs, Dave spent a whopping 33 years as a late-night television host.
** The gap between the two shows was only about 9 weeks. As he joked on his first CBS show, "When you think about it, all I really did was take the summer off".
19th Aug '16 7:07:25 PM Lirodon
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* UnfortunateNames: For a month in 1995, Dave was absolutely obsessed with a man from Saskatchewan named Dick Assman. Yes, you read that right. He eventually even got the guy on the phone, first talking to his business partner before saying "I'd love to keep talking to you, but your name isn't silly enough."

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* UnfortunateNames: For a month in 1995, Dave was absolutely obsessed with a man gas station employee from Saskatchewan named Dick Assman. Yes, you read that right. He eventually even got the guy on the phone, first talking to his business partner before saying "I'd love to keep talking to you, but your name isn't silly enough."
10th Aug '16 1:08:17 PM JudasZala
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** In response to NBC putting up a billboard in New York City proclaiming ''The Tonight Show'' the #1 show in late night, Letterman had CBS [[http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/090529/GAL-09May29-2110/media/PHO-09May29-163805.jpg put up a bigger billboard]], declaring his show #3 in late night. (At the time, ABC's ''Nightline'' finished in second.)
5th Aug '16 5:10:46 PM wyattte
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* TheAtoner: In October of 1993, Creator/BillHicks made his last TV appearance before his death, on ''Late Night,'' and performed a set that didn't make it to air due to its content. Bill was, uh, [[BerserkButton not pleased with this,]] and made no secret of his bitterness during his final months. Sixteen years later, on January 30, 2009, Dave discussed the incident, took the blame for the decision, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2QXBd1i4KI had an interview with Bill's mother, Mary Hicks]], where he profusely apologized. He then presented Bill's unaired set in its entirety.


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* MustMakeAmends: In October of 1993, Creator/BillHicks made his last TV appearance before his death, on ''Late Night,'' and performed a set that didn't make it to air due to its content. Bill was, uh, [[BerserkButton not pleased with this,]] and made no secret of his bitterness during his final months. Sixteen years later, on January 30, 2009, Dave discussed the incident, took the blame for the decision, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1NTmnG0hmA had an interview with Bill's mother, Mary Hicks]], where he profusely apologized. He then presented Bill's unaired set in its entirety.
14th Jul '16 5:36:02 PM jormis29
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--->"It's a pleasure for me to introduce my first guest. With credits that include ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', the films ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'', ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Where the Buffalo Roam'', and ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', Bill Murray has become one of the top box-office draws in show business, and besides that he's a very funny man, and it's a pleasure to have him [on our first program / as our next-to-the-last show guest]. Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Murray."

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--->"It's a pleasure for me to introduce my first guest. With credits that include ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', the films ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'', ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Where the Buffalo Roam'', ''Film/WhereTheBuffaloRoam'', and ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', Bill Murray has become one of the top box-office draws in show business, and besides that he's a very funny man, and it's a pleasure to have him [on our first program / as our next-to-the-last show guest]. Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Murray."
23rd Jun '16 1:29:34 AM Ezclee4050
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** The first episode of ''Late Night'' in 1982 opened with Larry "Bud" Melman delivering a slightly reworded version of the famous opening monologue from ''[[Film/Frankenstein1931 Frankenstein]]''.
23rd Jun '16 1:24:04 AM Ezclee4050
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* BadassBeard: Briefly grew one during the 2008 writers' strike, but has more notoriously sported a huge beard since his retirement.

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* BadassBeard: Briefly grew one during the 2008 2007 writers' strike, but has more notoriously sported a huge beard since his retirement.
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